Help people experiencing addictive disorders.

The demand for licensed chemical dependency counselors (LCDCs) in criminal justice agencies, schools, medical facilities, social welfare programs and private practice is urgent. In an effort to help meet this rapidly growing demand, UNT’s minor in Addiction Studies prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career.

Courses cover all levels of alcohol and drug use, as well as other behavioral addictions; their symptomatology, personal and social impacts, and treatment. The program is structured to meet the state licensing educational requirements for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor (LCDC).

Collegiate Recovery Program
UNT’s Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a peer-based program created to give students in recovery the opportunity to experience college life in a safe, nurturing and substance-free environment. Learn more.


Get started with this minor

Contact Azzama Alia for more information on UNT’s Addiction Studies Minor.

Azzama Alia
Academic Counselor
  Chilton 112

Rehabilitation and Health Services

the RHS mission is to prepare professionals to enhance the lives of diverse populations including the aging population, individuals with disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic health concerns through training in advanced research, education and service delivery, or clinical practice.

Our department is comprised of community engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.
 Chilton Hall 218